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UNGAR, Andrew George

April 9, 1936 – Budapest, Hungary
December 7, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Andrew Ungar, our beloved father and grandfather, passed away suddenly at his home in Calgary on December 7th at the age of 77.

The younger of two children, Andrew was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, and immigrated to Canada in 1956. Living in Montreal and working as a draftsman, he met the love of his life, Mary Wyman, a teacher from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, whom he married in 1960. There they raised their family until moving to Calgary in 1980. Despite often working two or even three jobs at a time, Andrew always found time for his many passions; watching, coaching and refereeing soccer, enjoying the opera, complaining about the Montreal Canadiens and travelling the world were among his favorites. Later in life, when he wasn’t clocking kilometers in his twice-weekly swim, he was playing bridge; in person, when there were games being played, and on-line when there were none. No morning was complete without his daily Suduko. Family reunions were incomplete without his reminiscences and endless bad jokes. As a father and grandfather he was loving and supportive in every way. He cherished his friendships, and used his persistence to track down friends and to organize his 50th high school reunion back in Budapest. He would be very disappointed to be missing his 60th. Andrew was predeceased in 2009 by his wife Mary. Left behind to mourn his passing are son Richard with wife Karen and grandsons Noah and Aaron; son Garnet with wife Gina and grandsons Samuel and Peter; sister Panni (Ban); family throughout the country and friends whose lives he touched.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, December 19th, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at McDougall United Church, (8516 Athabasca Street S.E., Calgary) on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If so desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

In living memory of Andrew Ungar, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Meeussen Family :

    Richard, Aaron, Noah & Karen,
    It was a pleasure to meet Andrew and we are very sorry to hear he is no longer with you but know he will remain in your hearts forever.
    Love,
    Frank, Giliam, Jorren & Maralyn

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  2. STEVE & PATRICIA :

    He will be missed.

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  3. sandy robinson :

    I played bridge with your dad. He told me many stories about his younger life. He was avery determined bridge player and was fun to play with. I will miss him at the club. I am out of the country so will be unable to attend his service but my thoughts are with you. Sandy

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  4. Steven and Maureen Komlos :

    Remembering Andrew
    A message to Richard and Garnet Ungar and Anna (Panni) Ban
    and their families

    The last time we met was the afternoon of June 4, 2013 when he came to see us while he was visiting with Richard, Karen and the boys.
    During the conversation he said the first best thing he ever did was to leave Hungary and come to Canada and the second best thing he ever did was to marry Mary.
    He had pictures of the families of Richard and Garnet which he was pleased to show and to talk about the accomplishments of the young people.He was a dedicated family man and a true friend, he will be missed.
    Steven and Maureen Komlos

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  5. I adored Mary, who of course, adored Andrew. I knew him as a gentle man of great spirit, who always shared the twinkle in Mary’s eyes.
    It was a pleasure to have known them both.

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  6. My condolences to you, the family of Andrew Ungar. I knew Andrew thorugh St. Sanrew’s United Church. He was a fatithful attender. He and Mary used to play birdge and I also knew him when playing there. I always had respect for him.

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  7. My condolences to you the family of Andrew Ungar. I knew Andrew and Mary through St. Andrew’s United Church. They were faithful attenders, and Andrew as well, after Mary died. I always had respect for him.

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  8. My heartfelt condolence to Andrew’s family at his sudden demise. I was his bridge partner lately for almost two years. He was a most generous and decent human being. I am glad I got to know him though for such a short time. I will miss him. May God rest his soul in eternal peace.

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  9. Richard,Karen,Garnet,Gina and all your children, I wish you lot of peace in this sad moments.Andrew was a lovely person and I will always cherish my time as his friend . Afectionately Zula

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  10. Richard,Karen, Garnet, Gina and all your children, I wish you lots of peace in these sad moments. Andrew was a lovely person, and I will always cherish my time as his friend.
    Afectuality Zula

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